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A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent. John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.
A day in Florence
Let's follow Richard Gibbs and his recommendations for those that have limited time to spend in Florence. Also, with recent advances in the services provided by Trenitalia such as Frecciarossa, Florence is now only an eighty-minute trip from Rome.
What is more, you can book your own seats on the trains from home, on the Internet, and, with Eurostar, move comfortably and swiftly between cities. In some ways this brilliant advance in transport may, however, be a drawback, making the world ever smaller. It's like the ipad or the blackberry. It's all so easy now; we take things for granted. Read more.